Contrary to speculations in some quarters, the senate presidency ambition of former Zamfara State Governor, Sen. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, received a boost as he was pleasantly received by former President Muhammadu Buhari in his (Buhari’s) home in Daura, Katsina State.
This is coming as many more senators-elect from across the political parties have registered support for Sen. Yari, swelling towards a majority call for him as the next Senate President.
No fewer than 22 senators-elect from various political parties and spreading across the six geo-political zones accompanied Senator Yari to Daura to pay a congratulatory visit to the former President on his successful end of tenure.
Sources at the meeting, including an APC leader, hinted that Sen. Yari was well received by a very jovial former President Buhari and that at no point did he make any comment in disapproval of his guests in any manner.
Yari and his team, who told the former President they were in Daura to congratulate the former President and pray for his healthy life out of office, also assured him that they were working towards a cordial legislative/executive relationship under the new administration, adding that they were not in confrontation with the executive but committed to strengthening the legislative arm of government
“Senator Yari came with over 20 senators-elect to visit President Buhari, to congratulate him for his successful tenure in office and pray for his good health.
“That gesture by Senator Yari demonstrates humility, reverence and love towards the former President, it shows his respect for elders and that is a mark of true statesmanship and leadership.
“The team was well-received by a very jovial former President Buhari. The meeting was very lively and the team assured the former president that they were not in confrontation but committed to strengthening the legislative arm of government.”